Top 10 Famous Asian Celebrities In America Today
Even though it’s home to over half of the world’s population, the biggest stars of Asia still have difficulty making it on to the international scene – in fact, many of them are pretty much unknown to the average Westerner. We continue to identify older, Americanized stars such as Jackie Chan as the top Asian celebrities, because they have been playing to the international stage for years. It would be a mistake to think that Asia was still just producing kung-fu flicks and stereotypical superstars – the new era of Asian celebrities has learned how to build brands and work across multiple mediums. Here are ten of the hottest Asian celebrities right now.
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Born: Hong Kong, China
One of the most prolific Cantonese pop stars, Chan is the prominent male singer in Hong Kong’s music industry. He has made a habit over the last decade of dominating the awards shows, averaging 11 music awards per year from the various major awards shows. In 2013, he released his 42nd album, The Key, and continued to tour successfully. Chan has a background in film and television as well, appearing in dozens of films up through 2011, but has focused on touring in recent years.
Born: Qingdao, China
An actor, singer, and model, Xiaoming has demonstrated high marketability. On the acting side, he has held numerous lead roles in television series, including the lead role in Shanghai Bund, filling a role previously filled by Chow Yun-fat. He featured in three films in 2013, while he has been nominated for awards in the past for his acting skills, winning the Wan Xiang Award for Most Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role for the 2012 film Inaccurate Memoir. On top of this all, he has also released two albums, while acting as a spokesperson for brands such as Olay, Mercedes-Benz, and Pepsi.